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Jewish refugee agency to begin closing resettlement sites

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 16, 2017

As I mentioned yesterday, when I reported that true-believer, Lawrence Bartlett, Director of Refugee Admissions at the US State Department, had been reassigned to Puerto Rico (voluntarily we assume), resettlement contractors*** are in a panic.

At Jewish Telegraphic Agency (hat tip: ‘badboylookout’) we learn that the State Department is in talks with its contractors about which sites to close—the smaller ones first.

(Go here to see HIAS sites near you.)

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As CEO of HIAS, Hetfield makes an annual salary of $358,718 (doing well by doing good!).  Since there aren’t enough paying ‘clients’ (aka refugees) coming in, will he take a pay cut? 

This is a far cry from the heyday (Hillary on the horizon!) in mid-2016 when the State Department was reportedly working on a secret list of 40-plus NEW sites.

(emphasis below is mine)

(JTA) — HIAS, the Jewish refugee aid agency, will be closing resettlement programs in several cities due to a sharp reduction in the total number of refugees let into the country in the next fiscal year.

The group’s Chicago chapter announced in an email Friday that it would be shuttering its refugee resettlement program.

The same day, HIAS President Mark Hetfield told JTA that programs in other cities would likely follow, though nothing has been finalized. HIAS runs refugee resettlement programs in 21 large to midsize metropolitan areas.

“It is true that smaller resettlement sites are being closed, and we’re in negotiations with the State Department right now as to which those will be,” he said. “We want to keep open as many sites as we can. Chicago has a lot of resettlement agencies there, and that was a smaller site.”

Just think about that above—negotiations with the US State Department—once again confirming that state and local opinions are not considered (when opening or closing sites).  A non-profit group accountable to no voters and the US State Department are making decisions about your home town!

For the fiscal year 2017, HIAS resettled about 3,300 refugees after being approved to resettle nearly 4,800 refugees. The organization has been approved for about 3,300 this year, but Hetfield expects to resettle fewer. He said the reduced number will make it a challenge to engage 380 synagogues nationwide that had signed up with HIAS to help with welcoming refugees to their cities. [Of course no mention of the loss to their wallets!—ed]

More here.

That last bit really gets me hopping angry!

Here is an idea for the 380 synagogues:  Have we run out of needy people? Why not help the poor people where you live!  And, if it’s refugees you want to help, then find the ones who came in previous months and years who are STILL STRUGGLING to find housing, food, jobs, etc. Are only the newest ‘Americans’ more attractive to you, more worthy of your charity?

Go here to see my entire Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) file.

***These are the nine resettlement contractors (six are ‘religious’ charities) that can’t survive without federal funding (your tax dollars). They work jointly with the US Dept. of State to change America by changing the people. Maybe it’s time they shifted their focus and take care of poor, homeless, needy Americans! Wouldn’t that be refreshing this holiday season!

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Director of Refugee Admissions at Dept. of State reassigned to Puerto Rico

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 15, 2017

Well this news answers a mystery swirling around the US refugee resettlement industry.

Where’s Larry?

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In happier days, this is Lawrence Bartlett posing in front of a map depicting the hundreds of resettlement sites around the US. We once obtained that map, but are no longer able to find it. Where is the transparency?  Come on Rex Tillerson, get this information out to taxpayers!

Lawrence Bartlett, Director of Refugee Admissions is in Puerto Rico.  Of course the assignment could be temporary as that US territory is still not anywhere back to normal.

But his departure from the State Department Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration, which reportedly is in a funk since refugee numbers are declining significantly in President Trump’s first full year running the program, may be more significant than it appears.

Here is Michael Leahy at Breitbart with the interesting news:

A veteran State Department official who was on Breitbart’s February list of removable Obama holdovers has been reassigned to Puerto Rico, at least temporarily.

Lawrence Bartlett, who has served as the Director of the Office of Refugee Admissions in the State Department’s Bureau of Population Refugees since 2010, is now working out of an office in Puerto Rico, not the State Department’s offices in Washington, DC.

“Larry Bartlett is on temporary duty in Puerto Rico assisting FEMA with hurricane recovery efforts. Mr. Bartlett has more than 25 years of experience in humanitarian and development work, including experience working on natural disaster relief,” a State Department spokesperson told Breitbart News on background.

“While Mr. Bartlett is on temporary duty in Puerto Rico, Deputy Director Kelly Gauger is Acting Director in PRM’s Office of Admissions,” the spokesperson added.

Bartlett, in our experience, has demonstrated that he is a true believer in the program that has seen hundreds of thousands of third worlders admitted to the US in his tenure as director of admissions.

He has been a great advocate for the contractors (the VOLAGs) during his tenure and has been impervious to citizen demands for more transparency in the program.

Anyone who watched him in action in Twin Falls, Idaho a couple of years ago will have no doubt about his commitment being first and foremost to the refugees and their well-being. He showed his disdain for concerns local citizens have about the program.

Here is one of several posts we wrote at the time of that September 2015 public meeting.

See more from Leahy here on this point.

US Refugee Admissions Program built on a house of cards!

I told Breitbart that I’m hearing reports of panic growing among the VOLAGs (the resettlement contractors) as many jobs are on the line since the whole program is built on a house of cards that depends on numbers of refugees (paying clients) entering the US each year.

Maybe this is just a good time (no fun with Trump in White House) and a good way—an easy out through an assignment in Puerto Rico (hopefully he isn’t there to concoct some way for Puerto Ricans to be designated refugees!).

And, by the way, Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have still not placed a Trump loyalist in to head the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration leaving the whole refugee admissions program in the hands of deep state bureaucrats who have over the years formed deep connections with the resettlement contractors they fund and supposedly oversee.

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Refugees joyful about going home!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 15, 2017

“I am so happy for the chance to return. Even if we face challenges at least we will be in our home country, among our relatives.”

 

 

The whole UN/US Refugee Admissions Program needs to be redirected to do this: Protect refugees close to their home countries and repatriate them as soon as possible.

The US is too quick to bring (expensive) refugees to the US for PERMANENT resettlement disrupting their cultures and disrupting American towns and cities.

From UNHCR News (Hat tip: Joanne):

SOUTH DARFUR, Sudan – Mother of six Hamila fled insecurity in Darfur a decade ago, seeking safety in the neighbouring Central African Republic, or CAR.

But this week, she was among more than 230 former refugees returning home on a UNHCR flights from a camp near Bambari.

“I am so happy for the chance to return to Sudan, especially for my children,” said Hamila, who had four more children while in exile. “Even if we face challenges at least we will be in our home country, among our relatives.”

Continue reading here.

Time for a repatriation fund!

It is the humane thing to do!

Now that Donald Trump is in the White House maybe we can go back to the idea a reader presented to us a couple of years ago—-let’s have a repatriation fund for refugees who are unhappy with America and want to go home. 

And, I don’t want to hear from critics who don’t want their money spent for such a fund.  Believe me, the cost of returning them is going to be far less to you than the cost of their dependence on our social services going forward.

The refugees should not be blamed, any blame for their unhappy presence here rests with the Congress, the US State Department, and the contractors whose income depends on paying refugee clients.

There would be one other side benefit to this fund!

It might well show which of the nine contractors*** were doing the worst jobs of helping refugees get resettled. In other words, it could be a gauge of sorts that might highlight the resettlement agencies doing the lousiest work and producing the most unhappy refugees.

*** I try to post the names every day or so of the nine contractors (aka VOLAGs) that monopolize all refugee resettlement in America because every day we have new readers:

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The Rohingya narrative driven by ‘human rights activists’ is a big lie

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 13, 2017

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These are Rohingya jihadists! 

 

I’ve been writing about Rohingya ‘refugees’ for ten years and have watched the Leftwing media machine work overtime to produce a narrative that the poor Muslim Rohingya in Burma (Myanmar) and Bangladesh are being persecuted and killed by Burmese Buddhists and therefore they need to be forced on Burma or better still moved to Your Town, USA and into the West generally.

If anyone is interested in writing the real story, and debunking the propaganda, see my Rohingya Reports category with hundreds of posts here.

I’m not writing a book today, but here are some key points beginning with this quote from that Rightwing rag—Time magazine:

Today, southern Bangladesh has become a haven for hundreds of jihadis on the lam. They find natural allies in Muslim guerrillas from India hiding out across the border, and in Muslim Rohingyas, tens of thousands of whom fled the ethnic and religious suppression of the Burmese military junta in the late 1970s and 1980s. Many Rohingyas are long-term refugees, but some are trained to cause trouble back home in camps tolerated by a succession of Bangladeshi governments. The original facilities date back to 1975, making them Asia’s oldest jihadi training camps. And one former Burmese guerrilla who visits the camps regularly describes three near Ukhia, south of the town of Cox’s Bazar, as able to accommodate a force of 2,500 between them.

That was from an article in Time in 2002! Seven years later Time was singing the Human Rights Industrial Complex’s tune!

Then here we learned that the Bush Dept. of State (in 2008) had linked Islamic terror groups to the Rohingya, but by 2012 (Obama) the State Department list was gone.  See my post here.

Some experts are trying to set the record straight:

Just a few days ago I reported on an op-ed in The Hill where a retired foreign service officer says (shock!) that the Rohingya should be resettled in Muslim countries and here is Patrick Poole back in September reporting on a former State Department official making a vain(?) effort to debunk the Leftist/Islamist story that has become the dominant theme—Rohingya pure as the driven snow, Buddhists bad. Don’t accept the narrative!

Here is what should matter to you!

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Burmese monks: No fear!

According to Wrapsnet, from FY07 through FY17 the US State Department and its contractors have placed 19,189 Burmese Muslims (Rohingya) in your towns and cities!

Another 163 arrived in the last ten weeks (since October 1).

Burma is not on any travel restriction list and neither is Bangladesh! (NYC Port Authority bomber!)

What you can do: 

Write to the White House and make sure Bangladesh and Burma are singled out for extra security screening or better still for an outright ban!

Again, to learn more about the decade-long propaganda campaign to force the Rohingya on the west, click here.

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Tanzania: UN and US open new processing center to move Congolese refugees to the US more expeditiously

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 11, 2017

And, yippee it is ahead of schedule as we once again lead the world in helping the United Nations clean out camps around the globe!

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Coming to America thanks to the UN!

I think what is happening here is that since the Obama Administration promised a few years ago to admit 50,000 from the DR Congo to your towns and since most are not Muslims (a few are!) then you will see these numbers jump because the refugee contractors*** need paying “clients” from somewhere to keep tax dollars flowing in to their coffers while President Trump slows the flow from their usual countries—Iraq and Somalia for example.

I just checked Wrapsnet and see that after Bhutan (where we have been cleaning out camps for the UN ever since the Bush Administration), the DR Congo is now in second place for supplying refugees to the contractors.  Of the 3,553 refugees admitted to the US since October 1, 707 (20%) are from the DR Congo.

Here is Relief Web on the opening ceremony shindig last week:

 

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Circled in red is Ambassador Mark Storella leading the festivities because surely the US has the most money committed and will take the vast majority of the DR Congolese to the US

 

Kigoma Region – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, opened on 5 December the Makere Refugee Processing Centre in Kasulu District, Kigoma Region, Tanzania. The centre serves as a one-stop facility for processing Congolese Refugees residing in Nyarugusu camp bound for resettlement primarily to the US under the Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) and other resettlement countries on cost-sharing basis.

The opening ceremony was led by Ambassador Mark C. Storella, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the US State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) and Chairperson of the Great Lakes Core Group, accompanied by the Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Tanzania and PRM staff from Washington DC and Kampala.

[….]

Representatives from other resettlement countries including Canada, Australia, United Kingdom (UK) and Belgium also attended.

 

[….]

“The Makere Refugee Processing Centre is a clear evidence of a burden-sharing approach in easing refugee hosting by the international community and especially the US Government. The Government of Tanzania is very grateful for that,” said (Rtd) Brigadier General Maganga in his welcoming remarks.

Burden-sharing my foot!

That made me laugh! The US is once again going to take the lion’s share of the refugees from this processing center. It is a shame taxpayers here and in those countries (Canada, Australia, etc) are paying for junkets for bureaucrats to Africa.

More here.

And, btw, Tanzania was one of those countries in the warning zone about the recent ‘Plague’ concern, see here.  So hope the medical screening will be extra serious.

See my archive on the DR Congolese resettlement here.

*** These (below) are the nine contractors you pay to place refugees in American towns.  Right now they are suffering financially because the Trump Administration has slowed the flow to the US.  Each refugee we admit carries a per head value to the contractors. Fewer refugees=fewer bucks from the US Treasury to their budgets.

I once heard, but don’t know if it is true, that when George Bush dramatically reduced the flow after 9/11, that somehow the State Department figured out how to keep the contractors from folding all together by sending money their way.  Since Trump has messed them up in some parts of the world, expect big flows from places like this new center in Tanzania.

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Australians blame US for ripping apart families in that “dumb deal”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 6, 2017

It is not too late!

Dear President Trump halt the “dumb” Australia deal where we are resettling illegal aliens who are Australia’s problem to unsuspecting American cities.  You had the right America First! instincts back in February when you called it a “dumb deal.”

This is a no-win for America!

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The mostly Muslim men, some held in detention for 4 years, are being processed as refugees for Anytown, USA. So far the Trump Admin. has admitted over 50 with another 90 approved to be resettled in a month or so.  https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/11/27/trumps-dumb-deal-more-australian-detainees-will-be-arriving-in-the-us-after-the-first-of-the-year/

Here we learn that the US State Department supposedly only wants single men in the unprecedented deal Obama struck just as he was leaving office.

(For new readers, see my Australia deal archive by clicking here to catch up!)

And, so Australian leftwing politicians and the media there are showing that the deal is dividing families!

Again, the US is made to look bad, so let’s scrap the whole thing!

From SBS News Australia:

Refugees being held on Nauru are being encouraged to sever ties with family members in Australia when applying for resettlement in the United States, prompting an angry response from parliamentarians.

But Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has defended the direction, pointing out only those held in offshore detention can be considered under the US deal.

Recordings of phone conversations and an email chain obtained by The Guardian, detail Australian Border Force encouraging refugees on Nauru to permanently separate from family members in Australia.

[….]

A US resettlement deal struck between former president Barack Obama and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull provided a possible path out of detention for refugees detained offshore.

The US has reportedly preferred to resettle single people rather than families.

The UN Refugee Agency recognises the integrity of the refugee family is both a legal right and a humanitarian principle.

Go here for more.

Let me repeat, this whole deal is unprecedented and should never have been consummated!

These are illegal aliens who sought asylum in Australia and are thus Australia’s problem!

Imagine the uproar if asylum seekers at the US border were detained and shipped off to Australia or where ever.  Can you hear the roars of outrage from the worldwide Human Rights Industrial Complex.

 

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White House “New Senior Adviser for Refugees” still a mystery

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 5, 2017

Over a week ago, the Heritage Foundation tooted their horn in an e-mail that they had visited the White House with their “Roadmap for Reform” for the US Refugee  Admissions Program.

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You learned about that visit here.

In their e-mail Heritage said this:

Last Thursday, they briefed Admiral Hall on their report at the National Security Council. He was very receptive and promised to pass it to the new Senior Adviser for Refugees ….

Who that senior adviser is remains a mystery.

We did hear from sources that we needed to contact a woman named Julie who is the Dept. of State’s Senior Congressional Advisor and she might know.  When we did so, and explained that we wished to share information with the “New Senior Adviser for Refugees” including information on fraud in the USRAP she said this in response:

The State Department takes allegations of fraud very seriously.  If you have information you would like to convey, you may contact the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration directly at PRM-Admissions-Inquiries@ state.gov

But, we received no information on who the adviser might be, just the admonition to contact PRM.

We did immediately write to that Department of State (DOS) office and have not, so far, received a response.  We wanted to especially share what we have been learning about Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, see Breitbart story here.

This comment (at Heritage) below reminded us that many of you might have things to share with the US State Department about fraud and possible misuse of taxpayer dollars.

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I encourage any of you who have information about waste, fraud etc. to contact that office linked above (in the e-mail to me from Julie).

I don’t know who is at the other end of that e-mail address because I haven’t gotten a response, but don’t hesitate to contact the office about problems you may be having with federal contractors or when you see those contractors either keeping things secret from your community or when they leave refugees in the lurch.

On the secrecy issue, the DOS has told the national media and a Senate committee in the past that meetings held by their contractors—quarterly consultations/stakeholder meetings—are open to the public!

Or, as the commenter above said, tell the DOS if you see incidents where the refugees themselves are potentially breaking the law.

I know what you are saying, that you don’t want to get on some government list, but honestly if we don’t blow the whistle then what? The swamp will never be drained and America, as we know it, will be gone for your children and grandchildren!

And, one more thing, you may find that the DOS (if they do answer you) will send you to another federal agency—ORR in HHS—saying that whatever you raised doesn’t involve DOS. Yes it does! The DOS is the agency that sends refugees out to your towns and cities so they are in fact the lead agency on the distribution of refugees, the hiring of contractors and the decisions about which towns will be impacted.

This post is filed in my ‘what you can do’ category, here.

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Arrogant Church World Service closes doors in Poughkeepsie

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 3, 2017

“And when half the community didn’t agree with this program, they were called racists, bigots and so on.”

(Poughkeepsie resident David Cole)

 

We reported about ten days ago that this was in the cards for Church World Service’s resettlement office where citizens complained “loudly” that they  opposed the opening in the first place, but CWS went ahead anyway.

Church World Service was responsible for my entry into this whole issue over ten years ago when its subcontractor at the time, Virginia Council of Churches, began placing refugees quietly (that is the operative word!) in to Hagerstown, MD.

Citizens of the often struggling western Maryland city wanted to know—why here? We have so many needy people already!

(By the way, they are no longer operating here despite their best efforts to paint questioners as racists.)

You would think CWS would have learned from past mistakes…guess not!

Here is the news from Poughkeepsie (hat tip: Jim):

POUGHKEEPSIE–The refugee resettlement agency that operated briefly out of the Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie has closed its office, and it all points back to President Donald Trump’s executive order earlier this year reducing the number of refugees coming to the United States.

For new readers, reducing the numbers means they weren’t going to be paid by the feds (you, the taxpayer). They receive vast amounts of their budgets based on a per refugee head basis.

Hudson Valley News continues:

Last fall, the global humanitarian ministry held public forums to outline its intentions and answer questions about integrating refugees into the community.

At the November meeting at Christ Episcopal Church, some expressed opposition, decrying the “secrecy” of the plan and how it was “thrust upon” city residents without their approval.

[….]

David Cole, a Poughkeepsie resident who led a group opposing the refugee resettlement, said he was not surprised to learn that CWS had closed its Hudson Valley office.

“Poughkeepsie was not the right place for a refugee resettlement office,” he said.

“CWS…tried to push this onto the community, and the community wasn’t happy about it. They still went ahead and pushed an office into the area. I’m sorry to say this, but the whole thing backfired in their faces.”

Cole, who organized a petition against resettlement late last year, said that after Trump cut the number of refugees in half, the agency wastefully spent all its resources in a community where many already are struggling.

“And when half the community didn’t agree with this program, they were called racists, bigots and so on,” he said. “It’s a shame those people didn’t see the real reasons why, and that is, Poughkeepsie is not the right place for a refugee resettlement.”

More here.

My Poughkeepsie archive is here.

They had big plans!

Obama/Hillary and the refugee contractors, like CWS, had big plans going in to 2016. They fully expected Hillary to win and the flow of refugees to tick up even higher, so the US State Department was actively scouting new sites (old ones were getting overloaded and they needed fresh territory).

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This is the State Department’s guide for community organizers to teach them how to set up new resettlement sites in their unsuspecting communities. I only discovered it by chance.

As the Obama Administration was winding down, new resettlement sites were planned in many small and medium-sized cities, but the State Department never revealed the whole list because of course they knew opposition would be inevitable.

At one point we heard that there were as many as 47 potential new sites being secretly developed.  We reported on the ones we learned about, including Poughkeepsie.

Here is a list (incomplete) from a post I wrote at the time Trump was elected.

Below are new sites we have identified so far of the supposed 47 the Obama Administration is (or has been) trying to get established.

One of the first things the Trump Administration must do is to make all of this information public information.  Here are some of the sites we have identified so far by just keeping an eye on local news reports:

[The status listed below is as it was at this time last year—ed]

Asheville, NC (not decided yet)

Rutland, VT (approved, waiting)

Reno, NV (open)

Ithaca, NY

Missoula, MT (open)

Aberdeen, SD (not now)

Charleston, WV (approved, see Senator Capito as the Frau Merkel of WV!)

Fayetteville, AR

Blacksburg, VA

Pittsfield, MA

Northhampton, MA

Flint, MI

Bloomington, IN (dead for now)

Traverse City, MI

Poughkeepsie, NY

Wilmington, DE

Hudson, WI (dead for now?)

Watertown, NY (maybe)

Youngstown, OH (maybe)

Storm Lake, Iowa

Sante Fe, NM (approved but on hold)

I would love to know how many we can cross off the list. 

Let me know if you have definitive news on any of these locations. Of course Poughkeepsie is dead.

To learn more about the ‘New Site Development Guide‘ introduced by Lawrence Bartlett one of the career bureaucrats who is still in control at the Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration, click here.

Heritage missed the mark! and this is one reason why:

Bartlett was a headliner at a one-sided panel discussion on USRAP reform held at the Heritage Foundation here (Is Heritage selling us out?) in September; and, thus, surely had some influence on Heritage’s “Roadmap for reform.”

I’ll wager that Heritage’s inside-the-Washington-beltway experts had no clue that controversy was swirling in cities like Poughkeepsie and surely Bartlett and his crew didn’t tell them!

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Dramatic drop in number of refugees entering the US in first 2 months of fiscal year

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 2, 2017

The President now has completed the first two months of what will be his first full year in admitting refugees to the US and we see numbers are dramatically lower. 

In fact they are so low that if the present pace continues until the end of the fiscal year, September 30th, less than 20,000 could be the final tally.

As readers know the Trump Administration set the CEILING for this fiscal year at 45,000, but that is a ceiling, not a target!

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Doing okay, but I continue to argue that simply dropping numbers isn’t enough because the next Prez could raise the numbers higher to make up for lost time. The entire program should be abolished and if the President and Congress want a program they need to work on it.  Removing the middlemen contractors should be the first order of business when (if!) they put America First!

I caution readers to not get too excited by the dramatic downward (so far) trend because if past years are any indication there is usually a lull in the first few months followed by a summer uptick then a huge flood comes in in September because everyone is pushing to reach the ceiling (with the exception being the year Obama and Trump shared the fiscal year).

In FY 17 Obama was pouring them in in the first months while in the closing months Trump was slowing the flow.

(See chart below through October 31 to see monthly admissions.  Note the ceiling numbers and the ultimate admissions numbers.) And, do you see that dip in the middle of FY11, that is when those Iraqi refugee terrorists were arrested in Bowling Green, KY and caused the whole huge Iraqi flow to America to grind to a halt as they needed to be rescreened.

Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart had a look at the numbers here yesterday, however he concentrated on the November numbers which were available yesterday at Wrapsnet.

I’ll focus my attention on the numbers in this fiscal year which includes the months of October and November combined.

For the first two months of FY18 we admitted 3,108 refugees. If that pace continued for the year the total would be less than 20,000 (again 45,000 is the ceiling).

The resettlement contractors*** must be having hissy-fits as they ‘bid for bodies’ (aka paying refugee clients) as each must fight to keep its taxpayer-funded budget from imploding.

***Update*** The wailing began yesterday as Jewish and Lutheran refugee contractors saw the numbers, see here.  The Lutherans esp. need the cold hard cash refugees represent because they have some funny-money problems going on there, here.

So what do the Muslim numbers look like?

There is no question that the Muslim percentage of refugees has dropped precipitously this fiscal year, again see Leahy for November.

Muslim refugees account for 16% of the flow this fiscal year which is way down from nearly 50% during some of Obama’s years in office.

My calculations indicate that of the 3,108 total refugee admissions for those two months, 487 are Muslim. That works out to about 16% for the two months.  Wrapsnet has the various Muslim sects designated like this:

Amadiyya: 7 total, all from Pakistan

Moslem: total 362

Tops in that category: Burma 111, DR Congo 35, Eritrea 50, Ethiopia 23, and Somalia 107 plus smaller numbers from other countries (Those from Burma are Rohingya)

Moslem Shiite: total 45

Tops in that category: Afghanistan 13, Iraq 29

Moslem Suni: total 73

Tops in that category: Iraq 27, Somalia 19, Syria 22

It makes me laugh to see those Iraqi numbers.  We have the Sunnis and Shiites fighting each other in Iraq and then we bring in the two opposing sides!  Will they continue their centuries of quarreling in your city?

By the way, if you run your own numbers at Wrapsnet I encourage you to use the fiscal year numbers instead of annual year because this whole program is run on a fiscal year basis.

Have a look at the entry numbers for each month since FY2008 (a Bush year) below:

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Notice what the tricksters at the DOS have done here. Obama set the FY17 ceiling as he was walking out the door at 110,000.  Note that he had 7 previous years where he could have done the same. Why didn’t he?   Trump legally reset it at 50,000, but the DOS left the 110,000 there because they want to make Trump look as mean as they possibly can compared to their dear leader Obama, and so that their media lackeys can continue to write about Obama’s 110,000 level that was really pie in the sky.  110,000 could never have been accomplished.

 

***And here for new readers are the nine federal resettlement contractors paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities.  These middlemen get paid by the head for their ‘charitable good works,’ so they have no incentive to ever see a reduction in numbers.

 

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Michigan: Do we see a new trick by the US State Department to keep information from citizens?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 27, 2017

For new readers, and for seasoned activists too, we have been telling you for several years to obtain your R & P Abstracts for your city.

The R & P Abstract (Reception and Placement Abstract) is prepared by your local resettlement agencies each year in advance of the new fiscal year which begins October 1 (we are now in FY18) which outlines a kind of wishlist for the number of refugees your city has the ‘capacity’ to absorb, from where they will come, and what amenities your community has to offer.

Those amenities include housing, jobs, medical care, schools, etc.

To see examples of these important planning documents, see here about Reno, Nevada, and here about St. Cloud, MN.

The Abstract is prepared by a local non-profit group refugee office and then goes up the chain to one of nine major federal resettlement contractors*** who present them to the US State Department in order for the DOS to prepare the President’s Annual Determination and for the contractor to get its federal bucks (on a per refugee head basis).

You will find the Abstract very informative, that is, if you can get it!

Keeping the Abstracts from the public is part of the secrecy game going on with the US Refugee Admissions Program!

If you call your local resettlement office (see list here) they will either tell you that you can’t have a recent Abstract (ask for FY18) or will pretend they don’t know what you are talking about.

Now to Michigan….

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Everyone should visit Dearborn once in your life!

After running in to the roadblocks set up by the refugee contractors, the leaders at Secure Michigan have in the past gotten their Abstracts by doing a state public information act request (like the Freedom of Information Act at the federal level).

Not this year!

Incredibly the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees a state refugee coordinator, told Secure Michigan that quote:

“We do not have the resettlement agency proposals you are requesting.  We no longer receive them.”

Just think about that, the Michigan DHHS is not able to see the plans that some non-profit contractors have with the federal government to place refugees in Michigan cities.

The state is not permitted to know what nationalities are coming, where refugees will likely work, what housing opportunities are available in various cities and so forth?

And, here is the takeaway for me: If the state doesn’t have the Abstracts, they can’t be obtained by you—taxpaying citizens—through public information act requests!

The MDHHS went on to say:

The US Department of State chart is the only data we have regarding his request” 

Here are the raw (anticipated) numbers for Michigan:

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At the present rate of entry, Michigan will be lucky to get 600-800 refugees this year. Resettlement contractors will be hurting for taxpayer dollars. 

 

I just checked Wrapsnet and so far this fiscal year, just short of two months, Michigan has received a grand total of 96 refugees. If this pace continues, Michigan would be looking at 600-800 for the year.

If you would like to try to get your FY18 R & P Abstract, go here and find which offices are operating in your city (remember they can place refugees from 50-100 miles from this office).

Call those local offices and ask for the R & P Abstract for this year, FY18.  If they refuse, then call your state refugee coordinator (list here) and ask that person. If the coordinator gives you a runaround then consider doing a freedom of information request using your state’s laws (you should be able to find templates for that request on line).

Don’t forget Congress!

And, to make your elected officials earn their keep. Contact your US Congressman’s office and ask him or her to get you the FY18 R & P Abstract for whichever resettlement offices are working where you live.

To have even more fun, call your local elected officials (mayor, council, etc) and ask them if they have the plans, the R & P Abstract, for your town or city. I’ll bet they don’t and I will bet that they have no clue what you are even talking about—dereliction of duty in my opinion!

By the way, not to hammer the point too hard (but I will!), the Heritage Foundation clearly has no clue about the resettlement process and the secrecy surrounding it as there is no mention of YOUR issue (the problems impacting you where you live) in their “reform” proposal that focuses on America looking good to foreign governments!

This post is filed in my ‘What you can do’ category, here.

***These are the nine federal refugee contractors (paid by you) making plans for your towns and cities. See that Michigan has six of the nine bidding for bodies from the US State Department.

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